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TX DPS Mounted Patrol Training

The Department of Public Safety Mounted Patrol along with members of the Galveston Police Department Mounted Patrol will be in the Hitchcock area conducting training exercises Thursday, January 23rd and Friday, January 24th.

If you happen to see 10 officers on horseback riding through town, It’s only training.

HydraTec Services – Fire Hydrant Inspections to Start

This is a notice to the citizens of Hitchcock, that HydraTec Services will be inspecting the fire hydrants throughout the city to insure proper operation. The hydrant will be flushed, and a twenty-four-point inspection done. Work is scheduled to start Tuesday, January 21, 2020 and be completed in about 30 days. The information obtained will be used for Fire insurance ratings and to ensure the hydrants work properly in case of any emergency. There may be a slight discoloration in the water due to the flushing of the water system. Your help and patience while this is going on is greatly appreciated.

Current location: The side streets between Hwy 6 and MLK.

Grant Approval

City of Hitchcock Local Infrastructure Application to the GLO has been APPROVED

The grant application submitted by the City of Hitchcock to the Texas General Land Office’s Hurricane Harvey Local Infrastructure Program has been approved.

The GLO allocated $413 million to the Local Infrastructure Program and $275 million to the Local Buyout and Acquisition Program from HUD community development block grant for disaster recovery (CDBG-DR). The GLO allocated the funds to regional Council of Governments’ (COGs) based on a HUD approved needs assessment. The locally-led COGs then conducted methods of distribution (MODs) for determining infrastructure and buyout and acquisition amounts for cities and counties within each jurisdiction.

The City of Hitchcock grant application for $1,463,149 is intended to facilitate proper functioning of critical wastewater-system components to reduce the impact of sewage contamination and backflow in emergency situations.

The GLO will continue to work with The City of Hitchcock to execute the contract. 

We congratulate The City of Hitchcock for its resilience in the days since Hurricane Harvey and for the effort to identify projects that will better protect our fellow Texans.






Comprehensive Plan 2020 Presentation

City Comission Meeting 
Monday December 16, 2019

will be a presentation of the proposed 2020 Hitchcock Comprehensive Plan - DRAFT 

Notice to Elected Officials and Community Leaders:


Notice to Elected Officials and Community Leaders: 

Texas GLO Mitigation Action Plan Released for Public Comment

The State Action Plan for $4,297,189,000 in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been released for public comment. 

The 45-day public comment period will take place from Friday November 22nd, 2019 until Monday January 6th, 2020. 

The plan has been published for public comment on the GLO’s recovery website at

All public comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on January 6th, 2020, will be considered. The GLO will respond to these comments in the final submission of the document to HUD for approval. Public comments can be submitted via email at 




(512) 475-5000

Texas General Land Office

P.O. Box 12873

Austin, Texas 78711-2873

Pet Myth

It’s a myth that dogs and cats are more resistant than people to cold just because they have fur. Even long-haired pets are at risk in cold weather. Keep your pets inside. If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pet. Cats and dogs should be kept inside during cold weather.

National Weather Service Weather Map & Weather  Information

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Free Tire Recycling




The City of Hitchcock will hold a Public Hearing on the City of Hitchcock Proposed Budget for FY 2019-2020 at the City of Hitchcock, City Hall, 7423 Highway 6, Hitchcock, Texas 77563 on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM.